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A number of questions, particularly involving homework, often involve some basic engineering. In the US, the...
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Hello, I have a small question about moments and bending moments. So, if I have a beam with a loading given by q...
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What do you call a switch that switches off an electric powered water pump if the pressure drops to low? An example...
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Hi everybody! Would someone please advise on the following matter. I'm making up a table of railcar operating loads....
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Hi all, I am a non-traditional student recently back to school. I have just been accepted to Temple and Drexel...
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Water flows through venturi tube at 0.3 litres/s. Diameter of venturi tube is 32mm to 20mm to 32mm and the water...
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First off-- I would like to say that I love what Engineers do. Absolutely fascinating. My careeer is in Medicine...
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This seems like an interesting idea. I don't know how well it will pan out, but I find it interesting that U.S....
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Assuming that funding is not an issue, is it within the limits of engineering to move Hoover Dam, including the...
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I understand that thermal conductivity is W/(m.K) and u-factor is W/m K. Obviously U factor is energy transfer over...
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Ok, so I have a problem as follows: A beam is simply supported at joints A, B, C D and E. there is a UDL acting...
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Air flow in shop is through 1/4" hose. pneumatic motor has 1/2" inlet plus the tubeing to and from valve is also all...
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Hey everyone, hoping someone can point me in the right direction with a deflection question. A pressure vessel I'm...
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Hi, ill keep it short. im doing a design project where im planning to keep heated water/ethylene glycol in an average...
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Can any one suggest good books for linear control systems and measurements?
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Pertaining to conduit bending and ease to pull wire, would it be easier through one 90 degree bend of a set radius, or...
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I just finished my second year of Engineering Physics at McMaster (specifically, nuclear) and I'm on a summer coop...
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Hello. The title of this post may seem too hardcore. Actually, I am building a simple wind turbine made from wood...
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So in my mechanics of materials class we were taught about stress-strain curves. I asked a couple of times for the...
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I am positive when I was a kid some Candian guy, maybe from Alberta made robots without microchips. They seemed to...
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I have a question regarding the design of pressure vessels, which is: what is the 'maximum allowable working...
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Where can I find a student version of AutoCAD? I have looked and can not find one. Surely they offer one. I bought...
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I know how well you do in high school has little to do with how well you go in uni. But in Australia, the entry...
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So I'll be a senior next year in high school, and all of us students must take on the dreaded senior project. I've...
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I am in Africa and need an non electric non gas water pumping application. I have design information and what I have...
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I have received the following private message. Questions should not be asked this way. However it is a reasonable...
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So I am trying to figure out this shear stress problem that I have no idea how to approach. I have a shaft which is...
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Please delete this I was in the wrong section. Sorry.
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If I have something that can lift 400lbs. How would I determine how much pressure this could generate if used in a...
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